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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
of california cap and trade auctions tomorrow. it's a historic attempt to slow the pace of global warming. >> people at tesla grant a rare interview to abc 7 news on the selection of the car scattered showers motor trend car of the year. abc 7 news at 6:00 continues right after this. (kj1ñ;x;x;x;xú >>> california's largest business group is challenging the state's cap and trade program. the california chamber of commerce lawsuit comes on the eve of the first option for carbon credit. mark matthews is here with a look at what cap and trade means for california businesses and consumers.. >> and chamber of commerce filing a lawsuit today that will not stop tomorrow's auction. what they do want to do is stop the program, they claim it will put an undue burden on california businesses. when governor schwartzeneggar signed a bill in september of 2006, he set into place a system of charging companies for amount of carbon into the atmosphere. the california air resources board adopted a plan to phase in the caps. companies like cliff bar are celebrating the day tomorrowing -- hoping to take ad
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Nov 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
to have. >> he then retreated to play his election day basketball game. california attorney general harris arrived in chicago and he has been taking a bus tour through ohio. this video posted from you tube, yesterday we're told she was in iowa. tonight she'll be here to talk with us about the campaign. also from san francisco, wade ramly, on the finance committee. he gave me a run down on what the catch yain will be looking for in the first returns.. >> you look at the east coast, the three states that are the hardest for us are north carolina, virginia and florida. >> he did not expect ob yaum-to-a to win any of those three. >> i think we win new hampshire which is one state, the smallest and a pivotal state. if we win that, i think this goes well for us in battle ground states which i think we're going to win this campaign. >> so there is something to look for. let me show you the risers where we're standing this, is five levels and cameras stacked up. this looks as it did four years ago. we're in grant park. back then, it was a4ir night in chicago. lots of people filled that park. at le
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am PST
less than one percent between those two. california of course now you are go to see numbers like this, president obama with 54%. mitt romney 46%. a closer look at the state of cal cool -- at the state of california. california voted democrat, but what might surprise you are these huge chunks of red all people who voted for mitt romney within california. those red counties don't have the juice, don't have the population density as the blue counties on the coast which turned the state blue and give the win to president obama. coming up, we'll look at the u.s. house of representatives map show you the interesting races decided there overnight. >>> let's take a look at capitol hill. the president will face the same divided congress next year. democrats retain control of the senate, republicans keep control of the house. democrats have 52 seats, republicans have 54. three senate races are undecided. 20 seats were a tossup, democrats needed 25 seats to gain control, no change in leadership there. >> governor brown's proposal to raise taxes to rescue schools was the big issue. the margin to
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
clinton set during his second term. the head of california republican party raising taxes is still taboo and hopes house republicans hold their ground. >> student compromise is driving the economy down. and they need to work on government reform at all levels. >> time for the guys to reach a compromise here, if congress fails to reach an agreement soon, a tax hike and drastic spending hikes will take affect on january 1. leaders of both parties reaching out on capitol hill. we'll have that development in the second half hour. >> stocks suffered their worst one day loss of the year. the dow dropped and investors looking past the election and focusing on big problems ahead in europe and potentially in washington. cory johnson will join with us a parkt recap in about 10 minutes.. >> now, to the elections over. has outlook changed in silicon valley? >> abc 7 news david louie checks on the pulse of the local economy. >> happening now, i'm david louie. the electric was yesterday, but today a kind of referendum held on wall street. investors selling off in such a way it could impact everything
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across the state. students who are against prop 30 say they resent the fact that legislatures haven't better protected education funding. first the governor as he gets biblical about it. >> read the gospel of luke chapter 12, verse 48 where it says those to whom much has been given, much will be required. that's what prop 30 it tells those who have done the best pay a little back. >> students don't have a voice they don't have a strong lobby in sacramento that's why politicians feel comfortable cutting education first.
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
.com/abc 7 news and via twitter. >> california fair political practices commission accusing a group of campaign money laundering after a source of funding today. the state supreme court issued a ruling to disclose who is behind $11 million contribution to support prop 32. turns out the money came from two monday profits active in republican campaigns. the groups are not required to release their donor list. the state could fine the pack or pursue criminal charges.. >> now, gorgeous out there. it's one of the hottest days on record in november. >> it's spectacular. now, spencer christian with records we've broken today. >> we've broken several records today. there may be more. these are just high, new records so far today. oakland 83 degrees is the record for the date. sfo, 78 degrees and moffett field 83. 95 degrees today, shattering old records of 86 for this date. we're waiting for a final count on election day. there may be other records coming in later this afternoon. tomorrow, election day planner looks like this. the start of the day, sun rise, 6:41 warnlest conditions on the
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Nov 20, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> 4:43. the fbi says four men with ties to southern california have been charged for plotting to join al-qaeda to commit violent jihad against americans. according to documents, a 34-year-old naturalize citizen from afghanistan is accused of three younger men. one of the men served in the air force. the fbi files indicate the four were planning to unite at an al-qaeda training camp in afghanistan plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. if convicted they face up to 15 years. >>> natural gas explosion that ripped through indianapolis neighborhood november 10th, is now a homicide investigation. investigators believe the blast occurred in a vacant home killing a couple living next door and damaging dozens of homes. investigators are offering reward on information about a suspicious white van seen several times near the home that exploded. $10,000 reward is being offered. >>> new documentary suggests a death row inmate in florida may have been involved in the cite of o.j. simpson simpson's ex-wife and her friend. glen rogers convicted of killing whip in florida and ca
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
in california, from los angeles to san francisco. >> mostly 50s in the pacific northwest, central rockies and great plains. just 30 in fargo. 40s from the midwest into the northeast. 81 in miami. >> we can only dream. >>> when we come back, bp gets ready to big deep and pay up for that gulf oil spill. a big announcement is expected today. >>> then, this morning, fears about 5-hour energy. the megashot of caffeine could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >>> and he shoots, he doesn't score. and doesn't score again. and still doesn't score. the player who looks like he needs a gps to find the hoop. the wrong one, at that. ñc?xús1@? >>> welcome back, everybody. well, oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty, today, for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill off the gulf coast. justice department sources tell reuters that bp would admit criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, probably in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would be exempt from future prosecution. >>> and there are big safety questions this morning about those little s
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Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
is asking a federal court for a six month extension on an order to lower california's inmate population by 34,000 over two years. the deadline is next june. the state has been sending low level felons to county jail but says it won't be able to meet that requirement without releasing some prisoners early that could pose a danger to the community. >>> san francisco board of supervisors set to decide long running argument over the issue of free muni fares for low income youth. the commission has awarded more than six million dollars to help implement such a program, some supervisors say the money would be better spent towards maintaining muni's fleet. the others support free muni for youth many transportation chief recommending spending part of that hone for the free program between february and june and again next fall and the rest of the money for muni maintenance and improvement. supervisors are expected to vote on proposed ordinance that would amen building code to allow construction -- to amend building code to allow construction of the tiniest apartments in the country, that vote wa
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
a record turn out in california. the secretary of state says many precincts reporting a high volume of voters. 18 million people registered to vote for the election. that is a state record. half of those plan to vote by mail.uu=÷ >> really interesting to see such a large turn out in polling places because i'm also suspecting that we're going to have largest vote by mail turn out in the history of the state. >> that is a big achievement considering only 31% of the eligible voters took part in the june primary. many voters dropped off ballot was out leaving their cars. san jose's most watched race is measure did. california schools banking on prop 30, governor jerry brown proposed that plan, today voted for it. people in oakland greeted him in the oakland hills, proposition 30 raises money for public schools and community colleges and temporarily add a quarter cent tax to state sales tax and raise taxes for californians earning more than $250,000 a year. opponents say it's too expensive. here is a look at propositions. prop 32 preventing unions from deducting money from paychecks to
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Nov 5, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> more good news for california drivers. what is happening with gas prices. >>> celebrating 100 years of service with one of the nation's oldest public transportation systems. >>> 80s just about everywhere, 78 san mateo mid to upper 70s coast. traveling away interest us high temperatures are going to be cooler -- especially up in the great lakes region towards the northeast 40s and 50s there, 60s as far south as atlanta 60 through denver and salt lake. all major airports on time, rain rolling through kansas city, st. louis towards memphis. light showers around seattle and portland. any delays develop our flight tracker will have them, abc7news.com. >>> devastating story especially for the parents. investigators in pittsburgh, pennsylvania trying determine if a little boy died falling into a zoo enclosure or mauled by wild dogs. the 2-year-old's mother placed him on a railing so he could see the african painted dogs yesterday, the boy fell into the exhibit and the dogs attacked him. zoo employees managed to get seven of the 11 dogs away. police were forced to shot and killed one of the
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
of happy and healthy. >>> good morning. more on how california voters decided major state ballot issues. they defeated prop 34 which would have repealed the death penalty and replaced with it life in prison without parole. and rejected prop 32 which would restrict labor groups to deduct money from paychecks to pay for political campaigns. >> still cloudy, flight arrival delays into sfo no rain on the radar now, there will be tomorrow morning. from 10 to 5 tease° cooler, closer to average -- 10 to 15 he -- cooler closer to average. >>> accident at lincoln cleared to the right lane. we still have that accident eastbound 24 in orinda big rig blocking one lane the rest of the lanes are getting by now. "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> good morning, america. and this morning, four more years. president obama triumphs. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america,
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
of them came across the border from california, which is not 1 of the 42 states, district of columbia or the u.s. virgin islands that play the game. this morning, ticket sales are through the roof. they're selling at an unbelievable 105,000 tickets per minute. but let's face it. most players will be losers. >> oh, no. don't put that on camera. >> reporter: abc's ryan owens spoke to smu math professor scott norris. >> professor, with so many people playing this time around, does that hurt my odds? >> your odds are the same no matter how many people play. >> reporter: how did the jackpot get so big? nobody has won it all since october 6th. that's 16-straight drawings. that has lottery officials saying there's about a 16% chance someone will hit it big tonight. >> winner. >> reporter: does anyone have an advantage? well, indiana has had 38 powerball winners. missouri, following with 26. the most tickets are sold in florida, which has seen four winners in just the past three years. advisers say winners should take a lump sum payment. and for a singer winner at this point, that would mean
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 1:40am PST
california are preparing for their first major wet storm of the season. a super soaker expected to stick around right through the weekend. free sandbags were given away ahead of the drenching rain that could trigger flooding as well as mud slides. the storm is also stirring up 70-mile-an-hour winds and up to 2 feet of wet snow in the mountains. >>> in pennsylvania a snowstorm that made a mess of the morning commute triggered crash after crash in the central and eastern part of the state. semitrucks jackknifed in the poconos, and cars ran off the road. some drivers were stuck in traffic for hours. several children suffered minor injuries actually when their school bus overturned in the middle of all that slippery mess. >>> and with that, here's a look at your wednesday weather, hopefully a bit calmer for most folks. drying out on the east coast today. sunny skies all the way done to florida. cooler along the gulf coast. milder than normal in the rockies. and that pacific storm also will bring rain to seattle and portland as well as heavy snow to the cascade. >> 40s in the pacific northwes
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Nov 29, 2012 1:40am PST
the border from california and nevada where powerball tickets aren't sold. >> i've been in line for 30 minutes. >> another 45, left. 1 hour. >> reporter: more than an hour later, les finally buys his ticket. >> definitely going to win. already spent the money. i better win. >> reporter: at powerball's tallahassee studio, security is tight, there are seven surveillance cameras and two in the locked vault where the lottery machines are squirreled away. they're determined to avoid any suggestion of a fix like the 1980 scandal in pennsylvania where workers substituted weighted balls to rig the game. >> the integrity of the game is what is utmost important to us. the door to get in here is double locked, sealed and alarmed. >> reporter: employees who touch any lottery balls are required to wear gloves. >> these balls are not touched by human hands. that's to make sure no oils or dirt or anything adhere to the balls. >> reporter: steve osunsami, abc news, tallahassee. >>> and moving on this morning, attorneys for a tampa woman insist she did not kill a man who won the lottery. testimony resu
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
from california to help restore power, getting fuel into the area, and direct assistance to help with food and lodging. this is going to take a while. we're doing everything we can that we stand by the people in the eastern seaboard. >> your predecessor karl rove, top strategist for george w. bush, has said that hurricane sandy the last week, has helped give the president a real boost politically? >> listen, we're not worried about the politics. we're worried about doing the right thing by those acted by the race. we think this has been a stable race. i think karl rove might have said that, because a few days ago he predicted a big romney win. listen, we're confident that the president has the electoral votes to win this, if we get our vote out. and that's what we're focused on. >> you remain so confident. you talked about the firewall. ohio, iowa and wisconsin. but we're seeing mitt romney going to pennsylvania today. i know you and a lot of democrats think that's a desperation move. but some of the polls are tightening right there. and it is a state that you haven't invested a
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
could be in big trouble, this time for allegedly manipulating the price of electricity in california. regulators are threatening to fine barclays $470 million for allegedly gaming the market to lower prices just so it could make bigger profits later. the bank denies the scheme. >>> an unusual sight to bring you along the mexico/arizona border. instead of digging a tunnel, smugglers tried to build makeshift ramp to try to drive over the border fence. as you can see, they came up just a bit short. they did manage to run off, but they left their jeep teetering some 14 feet in the air. >> a balancing act. >> that is some balance there. >>> hey, sam, how about some national weather? >> as we do that, i want to thank wabc for giving us the flight yesterday. they're always in the air, by the way, and the best in the business. let me show you what's going on with this cold air that drops down in behind the storm. wait until you see these temperatures. it's what folks without power don't need are these temperatures. look at the high temperatures. they're close to the 40s by the time we get in
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
, ticket sales spiked 500% because of an influx of players from california and arizona, states that don't sell powerball tickets. anybody come over from san diego? >> yes, they came from san diego, l.a. >> reporter: optimistic americans with a dollar and a dream went on a powerball binge. >> i'm the winner. >> reporter: at one point, 130,000 tickets were being sold every minute. >> everybody thinks they're the lucky ones. >> reporter: the jackpot rolled over 16 times without a winner. that's why it got so huge. amazingly, this is not the biggest u.s. lottery prize ever. in march of this year, three tickets shared a megamillions jackpot of $656 million. last night, nearly 9 million ticketholders won smaller consolation prizes. if you matched 5 out of 6 winning numbers, you'll take home prizes totalling more than $130 million. and for the rest of us, there's jimmy kimmel's advice. >> the lottery is an opportunity for your dream to come true, especially if your dream is to lose a dollar. >> reporter: lottery officials are saying that when the numbers drawn are low number, in this case, all
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
.org/abc. >>> supplies from northern california should be arriving in the northeast today flown out of oakland airport yesterday this giant 747 carrying tons of relief supplies from the army depot in trace one took off in the early afternoon another last night. >>> suggested -- seven people rescued interest their capsized boat are recovering. we have incredible pictures of what happened. situations lake this don't typically turn out this well. kira klapper is live with more. >> reporter: three adults and four children uninjured, remarkable outcome considering the turn of events yesterday afternoon. 25 foot pleasure craft overturned off dillon beach. the helicopter had rescued three adults and two children who had been clinging to the hull of the boat. looks like our video is not working right now. we will have that coming up later. people were watching in awe from the shore. the rescue mission turned a little terrifying when they realized two children were trapped inside the boat's cabin, it was quickly filling with water they were able to cut open the hull and rescue those two children, safe, sound,
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
was able to leave the hospital to attend his victory party. he's -- >> today california state university leaders are considering what to do about undergrads who overstay their welcome they are called super seniors. the board is expected to discuss a proposal to charge hefty fees for students who have completed five years of fulltime graduate work. the board is expected to vote on the proposal tomorrow. >>> san mateo police starting new program to prevent traffic, bike and pedestrian injuries and death. department has received a $60,000 grant from california to fund special activities for one year, cracking down on -- the department plans to identify the worst dui offenders, conduct stakeouts and revoke licenses. >>> another delay in opening of tunnel. 300 million dollar project was supposed to be finished in 2010. caltrans estimated late 2012 opening. now it says the tunnel won't open until the first quarter of next year. the contractor needs more time for inspections and testing. >>> baseball write areas association of america will announce -- the giants' manager bochy took his team to
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
. the polls are open right now in california, we are all at our abc election headquarters right here in times square. our whole team is going to be out in force all day, all night long as the votes come in. i know robin is watching at home. she's actually going to vote today. we welcome elizabeth vargas. >> thank you, we're all going to vote today. guess what the first votes are in in new hampshire, george, dixville notch, five votes for president obama. five votes for governor romney. that may be a harbinger for you all night long. >> it's been a deadlock all way. let's go to santa monica, california right now. polls are open, votes cast all across america right now. some americans voted before today. mitt romney is not going to stop campaigning. he is campaigning today in pennsylvania and ohio. he knows he needs to win one of those two states. >> trying to eke out every vote that he can. of course, we're not just watching the election polls today. we're also watching the weather. another huge story that's looming is that storm, a nor'easter that's brewing off the east coast. and sam, this w
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
was missing. >> he supposedly had gone to california. they said, he had aids. >> reporter: but prosecutors contend shakespeare did not have aids. instead, they say, moore had already shot him twice in the chest and buried him in her backyard. to keep her lie going, investigators say moore even orchestrated a call to shakespeare's mother from someone pretending to be her son. >> he said, it's abraham. and i said, well, you don't sound like abraham. >> reporter: the court also heard an hour-long police interrogation tape. >> that was not how -- >> reporter: investigators can be seen grilling moore on her convoluted plan to manage shakespeare's money. >> why does the hillsborough county property appraiser have you listed as the owner? >> reporter: this morning, moore continues to maintain her innocence. saying she was only trying to help shakespeare pay unclaimed debts. and protect him from the many people trying to take advantage of him. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >>> now, to the latest trouble for star lindsay lohan. she was arrested early thursday morning here in new york. and she m
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
recover. >> how northern california residents are lending a hand to help those in need on the east coast, a >> ama: good evening, i'm ama daetz in tonight's headlines, an art teacher in livermore has been arrested for indecent exposure. police say he was spotted exposing himself in car on halloween while trying to lure young trick-or-treaters. >> a firefighter sudden a back injury in richmond. the fire began in a rear storage area of a commercial building where an aa meeting was being conducted. >> a dredging crew in san rafael is getting credit for keeping a deck fire from getting out of hand. they used the excavator to pull the dredge close enough to use its fire hose on the flames. >> a san francisco family came home and found a dead man upstairs. police say he was burglar and was trying to get out of the house. he apparently stepped on a broken sink or toilet, fell and died. >> more than 2.6 million customers on the east coast remain without power tonight. it's been five days since sandy hit in manhattan, lights are back on. however, the other for rowes remain in the dark. the storm
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Nov 4, 2012 1:00am PDT
. >> how northern california residents are lending a hand to help those in need on the east coast, >> ama: good evening, i'm ama daetz in tonight's headlines, an art teacher in livermore has been arrested for indecent exposure. police say he was spotted exposing himself in car on halloween while trying to lure young trick-or-treaters. >> a firefighter sudden a back injury in richmond. the fire began in a rear storage area of a commercial building where an aa meeting was being conducted. >> a dredging crew in san rafael is getting credit for keeping a deck fire from getting out of hand. they used the excavator to pull the dredge close enough to use its fire hose on the flames. >> a san francisco family came home and found a dead man upstairs. police say he was burglar and was trying to get out of the house. he apparently stepped on a broken sink or toilet, fell and died. >> more than 2.6 million customers on the east coast remain without power tonight. it's been five days since sandy hit in manhattan, lights are back on. however, the other for rowes remain in the dark. the storm killed 113
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am PST
refusing to leave. >>> and from the cold to california's hot, dry winds. fire danger running high in the golden state. >>> and liar, liar. jimmy kimmel's election day prank with hilarious responses, you just have to hear. >>> good morning. it is election day. as you said, finally. >> finally. >> it all comes down to today, after the long, expensive campaign. all the ads. all the attacks. all the polls. all the promises. all the money. all the hype. today, the american people will choose their next president. >> and for weeks, as we've said, it's been an extremely tight race. and with election day 2012 finally here, your voice will be heard and your vote counted. we have correspondents with both campaigns that begin this election morning, with abc's t.j. winick. he's live for us in chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, the president wrapped up his campaign yesterday here in the midwest. and right now, it looks as if a last-minute surge could carry barack obama to four more years. while most of the east coast of the u.s. is still asleep, residen
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Nov 11, 2012 4:00am PST
to crackdown on superseniors. officials at the california state university system which has over 400,000 students they'll vote this week on gradua graduation incentive themes. to make room for new students, triple the costs for students that take five years to finish. >>> finally, the newest balloons in macy's thanksgiving day parade. they went out for a test-drive. hundreds of volunteers with hello kitty, papa smurf and elf on the shelf. >> are you looking forward to that parade sf. >> very much so. sometimes they have crashed into street lights. they have to be careful. >> enough with the crane in new york. >>> time now to check the weather, ginger zee in the house. good morning. >> one of the biggest snow totals that we found yesterday was in montana, they had 48 inches. parts of colorado had a lots in the mountains itself. created a little problem on a runway here. kmgh, our official abc station there got this photo. not a huge problem, it slid off the runway, passengers were okay. in central kansas, just west of wichita, look at the lightning in the middle of that storm. there w
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
northern california to seattle. up to half a foot of snow is expected in the cascades and northern rockies. rain in south texas. morning frost along the gulf coast. also, chilly in the northwest. and rain along the east coast, from florida all the way to new england. >> as for temperatures, mostly 50s in the northeast. just 30s and 40s in the midwest. 75 in phoenix. and 63 in sacramento. >>> when we come back this tuesday morning, the new pepsi that's making a bold claim, not about taste. but about health. >>> and then, police on the hunt for software king, john mcafee, the man behind the anti-virus software, after his neighbor turns up dead. >>> and a caught-on-camera crash landing. how could anyone walk away from this? >>> welcome back, everybody. there's a prediction this morning of a dramatic reversal in oil. the international energy agency predicts the u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in 5 years and will be all but self-sufficient in 20 years. all of it largely because the big increase in shale oil. the agency is predicting natural gas will become the largest single fuel in t
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
. and this is a fight that broke out at h&m in culver city, california. police are using new tools to keep shoppers safe. the los angeles police department is putting hundreds of extra officers on foot, horseback and in the air to monitor crowds while stores move merchandise around to ease congestion. and some workers are upset about stores opening earlier each year. walmart employees in kenosha, wisconsin, and other parts of the country picketing. 147 million people are expected to shop this holiday weekend. only the beginning of the national holiday shopping spree. brandi and rob? >> here's my big question. did you go out there and started shopping yourself? i don't see gifts you brought us. >> reporter: i don't have gifts. i was eating turkey. i was having a normal thanksgiving. but gad bless those people who stood in the lines. i don't like electronics. i do have to get gifts for friends and family and, of course, for you guys. >> thank you. >> reporter: i can do that december 24th. that's what i do every year. >> i'll be in line with you. >> free for not being out there. >> no one roughs you up. st
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am PST
facing california voters prop 30. the governor's tax measure to fund education. he made his final push with senator feinstein yesterday. his initiative would avoid trigger cuts by increasing taxes on high income earners and increasing the state's sales tax. he will hold a rally with supporters and head back to sacramento. amy hollyfield will have more in the next half hour. >>> on this election day there are few more excited and dedicated than a san francisco woman who can lay claim to an amazing title. terry mcsweeney is live in the sunset district. >> reporter: how about the most experienced poll worker in san francisco, maybe the state, maybe the united states. we are talking about a woman who has been doing this, running polls since 1949. right now let's meet, 96-year-old alicia kennedy. she has been doing this since fdr was in office. working polling place at her home for many years she moved out here to the sunset, at 40th and irving. we asked, why do you get involved in this? she said it was a job and it paid $13 a day. in 1949 gas was a quarter a gallon. she works where voters
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> yeah, this is the season where you start to get the storms into northern california and the west. this one is a stackup here. look at this 3-d view. look at the ripples in the clouds. this is the first storm on the coastline. the rain in california today. to the west, that's the second storm. over here, on the curve of the earth, that's the third storm. all three carry heavy amounts of rain. 110-mile-per-hour wind gusts on the mountain tops. 70 to 80-mile-per-hour gusts on the shoreline. locally, nine inches of rain. north of san francisco, your rerks ureka, redding, six inches of rain. the gusty winds, each time one of those lows makes a punch on the coastline. again, the worst weather from medford to san francisco. airport delays starting today at san francisco all the way through to the weekend. we'll tell everybody what they get out of the storm in just a minute. >> thanks, sam. >>> first, the powerball fever. the $500 million jackpot is climbing before tonight's drawing. and steve osunsami is on the scene where it will happen in tallahassee, florida. good morning, steve. >>
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
and then went across northern california, oregon, washington, even to their former home in new york city? they started that in january and were wondering if they were doing that this time around. we talk to the giants management and they say probably but it is still too early to plan. right now they are just savoring the moment. line at san francisco city hall, caroline tyler, abc 7 news. >> hope they do that again. >> thanks very much. >> a lot of fans staked out their spots in the middle of the night. >> diehard fans waiting hours and hours to make sure they had a good view. laura anthony is live as well. you talk to a lot of happy fans today. >> happy, a little bit tired but got fired up ones their team took the stage here at the civic center. group that braved the cold, the rain. many were out here all night but they were surely not disappointed. they came from far and wide and came early to gather in san francisco's civic center plaza to celebrate the team that brought the world championship home. >> where are you from? >> sacramento. >> came all the way down here for this? >> yes,
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Nov 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
was a millionaire for months without even knowing it. winning a $23 million california lottery jackpot. lottery officials finally managed to track her down. and now, she's talking. you won't believe what she's planning to do with all that money. >> i have an idea for her. two words. taco canon. check this out. it's coming up later in the broadcast. it's a canon that works like a t-shirt gun, but slightly more delicious, as long as it survives being shot out of the canon part. >>> we're going to begin with the weather, and the cold in the east, making a challenging task of cleaning up after sandy all the more difficult. ginger zee is here. ginger? >> some of the cold we're seeing post-sandy is starting to settle in. i can tell you from experience, we were without power. it was really, really cold. and it's about to get colder. the windchill in philadelphia, 38. burlington, 36. this is going to get only worse as we go through the next couple of mornings. before we get there, we have to get through the afternoon. philadelphia will get to 50 for a high. back here, some rain/snow mix. it will be blu
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Nov 6, 2012 8:00pm PST
, and we have some projections to make here, george. california, we are ready to project for barack obama now. of course, the biggest democratic prize but got over 60% of the vote in '08 and ready to project washington state, a blue state for barack obama. idaho, that will be for governor romney. solid red state. that was also a big state for john mccain four years ago, and hawaii, his home state, that would have been a big disappointment. >> no chance that was going to happen. >> for barack obama but it certainly did. one more state before the polls close. >> let's go back to jake tapper and david muir with the campaigns. jake, let me start with you, clearly the excitement is starting to build inside the obama headquarters. they sense something is happening. >> reporter: indeed, george. president obama said earlier today that he could see this election spilling into tomorrow, but it does not seem right now that they think that's going to happen. you have all sorts of indications that president obama is getting prepared to come here to the mccormick center and we have all sorts of indicat
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
down on so-called super seniors. officials at the california state university system, which has over 400,000 students, will vote this week on graduation incentive fees aimed at encouraging to finish their degrees in four years to make room for new students. it can triple the cost for students who complete five years to finish. >>> finally, with thanksgiving less than two weeks away, the newest balloons in macy's thanksgiving day parade, well, they went out for a test drive. hundreds of volunteers took hello kitty, papa smurf and elf on the shelf for a spin on saturday. all the balloons undergo tests for flight patterns and aerodynamics so that they can safely navigate that parade route. >> are you looking forward to that parade? >> very much so. sometimes they've crashed into street lamps. >> yes, they have. yes, they have. >> so they have to be careful. >> we're hoping that doesn't happen. enough with the crane in new york. already had things hanging around. >> time to check the weather. ginger zee in the house. >> good morning, guys. one of the biggest snow totals we found was in m
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Nov 20, 2012 1:40am PST
with downpours in washington, oregon, northern california. heavy snow in the cascades and olympic mountains. blizzard warnings in the northern rockies. 20 degrees warmer than normal from denver to dallas and detroit. some showers in south florida. >> you are going to see 70s from dallas to miami. 50s in the northwest and midwest. 60s in the rockies. >>> and we should say off the bat we picked up the next story from a website called offbeatchina.com. you're quickly going to realize why. >> the website says it all. check out the hottest model in china. a very unlikely fashion icon to say the east. here the off beat part that actually a 72-year-old grandfather, his granddaughter is one of the owners of a hot line of fashion for teenage girls. >> no way. they say grandpa is everything they want in a model, particularly his svelte look and thin yet lovely legs. offbeatchina there. how this all came about. he was helping unpack inventory boxes trying to display the different ways you could mix and match the clothes. then they started taping, and voila. >> i imagine grandma may have questions. >>>
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Nov 1, 2012 1:40am PDT
? >> let's go. >> let's go. let's play. [dramatic musical flourish] [applause] california's mariposa county got its name from spanish explorers who discovered huge numbers of what creatures there? >> mariposa county... i have no idea what that may mean in spanish, so i am going... god, mariposa county, huh? "huge numbers of what creatures there"? yeah, i'm gonna... i'm gonna bat away the question. >> okay, batting away the question. it's now out of play. let us see the correct answer. butterflies is the correct answer. mariposa is spanish for butterfly. now let's see how much money you batted away. ooh. [audience groaning] ouch. >> all right, that's all right. >> okay. all right, well, that money is gone now. you batted it away. but because of that, listen. you're 1 question closer to the million, now just 7 away. and you still have one lifeline left. "wealthy woman" is the category. called "the youngest self-made female billionaire in history" by forbes, sara blakely made a fortune after creating what company? >> [clears throat] i think, you know, i might be wearing something like that. [l
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Nov 15, 2012 1:40am PST
, and it is worth $10,000. "this is a bust." i hope not. a california plastic surgeon gave what name to a new type of silicone-based breast implant, because its contents maintain its shape when ruptured? >> all right. so something that keeps its shape when ruptured. [sighs] i'm looking at twix and gummy bear, 'cause i'm pretty sure i've seen twinkies messed up. [laughter] >> do you have an image of this breast in your head? >> [laughs] that's a loaded question. >> [laughs] >> i'll never be able to eat these again. but i'm gonna go "c," gummy bear, final answer. >> you'll be able to eat them again. it's gummy bear. [cheers and applause] it's gummy bear. [cheers and applause] sal. sal. >> all right. that's beautiful. >> that question was worth $10,000. $68,100, sal. [cheers and applause] you are now in round 2, okay? >> okay. >> how are you feelin'? >> feelin' good. >> feelin' good. you know your next question will be for $100,000. [scattered cheers] it's time to play classic millionaire. [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] sal. >> all right. >> all right. you are 4 questions away from $1 mil
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Nov 21, 2012 1:40am PST
-awlaki is recruiting terrorists. announcing charges against four california man, plotting to go to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldiers, disciples of al awlaki. >> there was extensive amount of admiration for him and idealizing anwar al awlaki. >> reporter: a former member of the u.s. air force. the fbi claims the alleged terror cell conducted training including going to shooting ranges and had even bought tickets to travel to afghanistan through mexico. >> this was a valid, violent extremist network. we took this very, very seriously. >> reporter: according to the fbi's charges, one of the alleg alleged terror cell members posted violent extremist media, including audio files of al awlaki. abc news discovered 30 cases brought against home grown radicals where al awlaki was inspiration. plots to detonate a car bomb at a chicago bar. all the cases came after al awlaki was dead. some officials fear we may see al awlaki's influence for years to come. he lives on online. pierre thomas, abc new, washington. >> influence from the grave. what's disturbing. the one man, kabeer, former member of the u.s.
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Nov 4, 2012 4:00am PST
looks really pretty from sandy. that's from the smokey mountains. then sunset in california. a beautiful one. from carlsbad. >>> the king of beers. budweiser temporarily turning off its brewing. >> that putting something else in the can, abc's john muller is on the story. >> good morning. sandy is a story about people. millions of them. amid those struggles and personal dramas corporations are pitching in. they're not turning water into wine, but it's almost miraculous. they're turning beer into water. 44,000 cases of zero brew h20 instead of brew. heading to the new york/new jersey. >> personally for me, it does mean a little bit more because i do have family that has been affected by it. >> reporter: they have been converting beer lines to water lines for disaster relief dating back to the san francisco earthquake of 1906. >> lot of people don't have opportunities to help. we look at this an opportunity to help. >> reporter: anheuser busch by no means alone. victoria secret generated attention loaning their generators to the national guard during the storm. for all of the corporations
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
california lottery jackpot. lottery officials finally managed to track her down. and now, she's talking. you won't believe what she's planning to do with all that money. >>> i have an idea for her. two words. taco canon. check this out. it's coming up later in the broadcast. it's a canon that works like a t-shirt gun at sporting events. but the stuff inside, slightly more delicious, as long as it survives the being shot out of the canon part. that's coming up on "pop news." >>> we're going to begin with the weather, and the cold in the east, making a challenging task of cleaning up after sandy all the more difficult. ginger is here with a look at what we can expect the next few days. ginger? >> some of the cold we're seeing post-sandy is starting to settle in. i can tell you from experience, we were without power. we did have a hotel room. but either way, it was really, really cold. and it's about to get colder. the windchills in philadelphia, 38. 41, washington, d.c. new york, 37. burlington, 36. this is going to get only worse as we go through the next couple of mornings. i'll show you tha
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
in their bedrooms. one proposition that i find really interesting is the one in california showing the kind of antitax hysteria. that was an important one for the future. >> good luck, california, on the economy with that one. >> what should the justice do now in colorado and washington? >> if i look at the precedence, i think they'll be overturned. it just conflicts with federal law. >> so with arizona and the immigration. >> i don't think this will hold up, at least, under current supreme court precedent. >>> one more round to go. which candidates are already making their moves for 2016? the roundtable weighs in on that. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 operating expenses tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in their respective tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lipper categories. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lower than spdr tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of the hospital, taken away in an ambulance. driving the ambulance was a worker that came from california to help out during the storm. when they said they were headed to mt. sinai hospital, he said, how do you get there? and while navigating the streets, part of a tree came crashing down on the ambulance. they got there, and 40 minutes later, baby micah was born. so, how is micah? >> oh, he's beautiful. he's awesome. >> reporter: there are so many families like them, touched by the kindness, the bravery of others. >> there's no words i have to thank them for what they did for us. >> reporter: this mom and dad and their baby, just six hours old, were also carried out of that darkened hospital. >> pretty amazing. saw them just dripping with sweat and carrying women that couldn't walk down the stairs. >> reporter: you were the welcoming committee. >> that's right. >> reporter: this was the team waiting at lenox hill hospital, taking in patients. >> there's no practice for this, never. >> reporter: no practice, but perseverance and pride in what they were doing in those dark hours. happy ending, rig
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Nov 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >>> and thousands of northern california workers walk off the job. how it could affect your next grocery run. abc-7 news at 6:00 begins now. >> ama: seven people rescued today, pulled to safety, after a boat capsized in the north bay. for two victims the rescue was especially risky. i'm ama daetz. the rescue operation just wrapped up in northwestern marin county. lillian kim is live in petaluma with the story. reporter: the people who are rescued from the boat were
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
this cross stood over mojave desert in southern california missing two years now. the subject of a battle. we found it today on the peninsula. good evening. >> we sent a camera to the scene after getting a tip and found that missing cross on skyline boulevard in san mateo county. david louie is there and joins us live to pick up the story. david? >> what a story it is. this cross is famous and it's been the subject of a lawsuit over 10 years that went to the u.s. supreme court over the separation of church and state. nobody knows how long
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
's involvement in the murder of a british businessman. >>> and a crime in california is making headlines. a 21-year-old man has confessed to breaking into house minority leader nancy pelosi's home. kevin hagen was arrested during another burglar in the same napa valley neighborhood. police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. and he had a watch on him that was taken from pelosi's house. >>> it's time, now, for the weather across the rest of the nation. there's a blizzard in the rockies, with parts of montana picking up half a foot of snow. it's going to be gusty in reno and salt lake city. shroudy with sprinkles in san francisco. >> temps in florida are cooler than usual. miami breaks 70. that's frigid for them. in phoenix, the mid-80s. l.a. had been in the 90s. today, only 69. >> you said honolulu. >>> when we come back, another staggering impact of hurricane sandy. 250,000 cars. >>> and wall street jitters. will investors see a rebound from the worst sell-off in a year? >>> then, new video of a brazen getaway attempt in a plane. the caught-on-tape crime that came to a deadly end. >>>
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
area we have ponding on the roads and hail tonight also west, along the california coast. >>> and finally on this friday morning, isn't it good to say friday? electing a president is serious business. >> that doesn't mean the late-night comedians can't have a little fun with our once in every four years exercise in democracy. >> you get so close to becoming the most powerful person in the world. and just like that, you hope to get a call from "dancing with the stars." "business week" magazine has an interesting cover planned for next week. they digitally aged president obama's face to show what they think he'll look like at the end of his second term. and you can see, they did a really good job. apparently, the president will turn into morgan freeman by the end of his second term. this is what they believe 69-year-old president mitt romney would have looked like. [ laughter and applause ] >> florida is still being counted. folks, i have to tell you, i'm still hanging in there. and i'm checking for updates on the campaign's i'm with mitt app. it still works. and it lets yo
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
:00, the agreement averts possible with check-out clerks and other employees in northern california. the new agreement leaves the health plan unscathed. the agreement comes as employees with competitoríh raley's nob hill continue their strike. >>> expect traffic delays again this weekend around the new outlet mall in livermore. the stores drew huge crowds on opening day. take a look at traffic on 580 heading into the mall before 6:00. the mall predicts as many as 140,000 will come through the doors this weekend. >> if it was that bad last night, tonight being friday night people heading out of town on 580 going east, you have been warned. traffic and weather together are next. here's a live look at the about with toll -- at the bay bridge toll not raining there at moment. mike will have your full forecast. sue will talk about some of the ponding still out this and what the traffic looks like now. >>> secretary of state clinton comes face-to-face with the widow of the bay area native killed in libya. the new honor >>> welcome back of the. north of 237 in the south bay light shower moving thr
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
california voters approved a tax hike to fund schools? >>> trading underway on wall street. dow is up 2 1/2 points. live to jane king at the new >>> welcome back. here's a look at doppler radar covering the entire state, dry out there no matter where you are going high clouds and sun everywhere today mild from 53 in tahoe to 64 in yosemite, upper 60s to low 70s through the central valley, big sur 73°, san diego 71 near 80 in l.a. and palm springs. safe travels. >>> let's check in with josh elliot for what is coming up on "good morning america." >>> good wednesday morning many coming up here, why is this woman, carrying a sign proclaiming herself to be an idiot? what if i told you it was punishment for a traffic violation. we'll tell you about it, how people are reacting a story you first heard about here on "good morning america" which is screen, because it is next, right here on "good morning america." >> that comes up in 14 minutes. right now this story. governor brown plans to appear this morning at a uc regents meeting in san francisco to urge officials to control costs and avoid ano
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Nov 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
flown to southern california to be adopted. they were moved from the east coast shelters here to make room for more animals abandoned or stranded by the storm. there's hope the animals will still be reunited with their owners, but if not, also hope they'll find new homes on the west coast. >>> and our person tonight, new jersey governor chris christie. "snl" loves to spoof christie, but last night, they didn't have to. they got the real thing on "weekend update." he showed up wearing that same fleece jacket he's had on since hurricane sandy. >> i'd like to give a special thanks to my wife, who is here tonight, who put up with a husband who has smelled like a wet fleece for the past three weeks. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> oh, yeah, it's fused to my skin at this point. >> i have seen you wearing suits. >> yeah, i wear them over the fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. but that's okay. it's a good fleece. >> it is a good fleece. >> stop saying things i've already said! >> okay! >> the governor doing the job himself last night. >>> coming up, after so many thank yo
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
celebrates the special day. city leaders say the parade is the biggest in northern california with 2700 participants and 6,000 spectators. marching bands, helicopters and plenty of veterans made a special day unforgettable. >>> still to come on ac7 news at 11:00, the massive construction project designed to secure the safety of your drinking water. how it works coming up in tonight's assignment 7 report. and an unusual use for a lot of spare change. how one woman put all of her pennies to work for her. and we will look at the national and state travel map. if you are taking to the skies tomorrow, we will talk about our accu-weather seven-day >>> there is a massive construction project underway to secure the safety of the region's water supply. part of that project includes digging a massive hole in newark. abc7 news anchor dan ashley has the assignment 7 report. >> nearly nine stories below sea level they are shoring up the massive hole. the shaft will provide millions of people in the bay area with fresh, clean water. digging this hole in unstable mud and water presented the project en
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